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We Are Companions on the Journey.

“We are Companions on the Journey”. The words of this hymn is apt as we thank Bruce and Bryce Carbon, Sr. Anne C    brother and nephew, for the sacrifice they made in training and running in the Berlin Marathon for the missions of the Columban Sisters on September 29th 2019 which is also the...

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Happy Chuseok 2019

Wishing all our Sisters in Korea and all who have lived in Korea, a very Happy Chuseok 추석 (Harvest Moon Festival) 2019. Chuseok, 추석,the  Harvest Moon Festival is the Korean Thanksgiving time and is one of the most important cultural holidays in Korea when most people leave for the countryside and grandparents house to carry...

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Remembering Sr. Miriam Cousins, R.I.P.

Remembering Miriam.   When Death Comes, by Mary Oliver. When it’s over, I want to say all my life I was like a bride married to amazement; I was the bridegroom, taking the world into my arms. When it’s over, I don’t want to wonder If I have made of my life something particular, and...

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Korean Independence Day 2019

Korean Independence Day. Today we wish all our Columban Sisters who are Korean and those who worked in Korea  as well as the people of Korea, every blessing on this your Independence day.  May your dreams for unification come true as you struggle to bring down barriers and make bridges towards unity. On August 15th...

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Pakistan Independence Day 2019.

Pakistan Independence Day 2019. Arriving back in Pakistan on Independence Day is always a thriller.  At Jinnah International Airport in the early dawn I was greeted with the Call to Prayer.  It was dark and misty.  Then travelling along the highway to my destination a magnificent enormous sun appeared before us shedding her glory over...

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Sister Joy Carmody. R.I.P. Funeral Mass.

Sister Joy Carmody. R.I.P. Welcome by Sr. Rose Gallagher. On behalf of the Sisters here in Magheramore, it is my privilege to welcome you all, and in particular, to welcome you, Sr. Joy’s family, who have come to say farewell to your much loved Aunty Joy. We are mindful of Joy’s brother and sister-i-law ,...

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World Refugee Day 2019.

World Refugee Day 2019. World Refugee Day is a global observance. It is observed on 20th June every year. It is celebrated to honor all the refugees and spread awareness among people to come forward to help and support them. Refugees are basically a result of horrifying violence, persecution, poverty, drought, war, conflicts and various...

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Pentecost, the coming of the Holy Spirit.

Pentecost Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful. And kindle in them the fire of your love. Send forth your Spirit and they shall be created. And you will renew the face of the earth.    Wishing all our viewers the fullness of the Spirit this Pentecost. The Christian holy day of Pentecost,...

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Eid al-Fitr, Festival of Breaking the Fast.

Eid al-Fitr, “Festival of Breaking the Fast“. Eid al-Fitr is also called the “Festival of Breaking the Fast“, is an Arabic term and also a religious holiday celebrated by Muslilms worldwide that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting. This religious Eid is the first and only day in the month of Shawwal during which...

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Revival Gospel Choir

  REVIVAL GOSPEL CHOIR “Life is not measured by the breath we take but by the moments that take our breaths away” The Revival Gospel Choir visited Magheramore, the Motherhouse of the Columban Sisters in Wicklow recently and left their audience overwhelmed as they sang a wonderful rendition of gospel songs, interspersed with other songs...

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